Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Left side view of tail of Blériot XI on the ground in Dover, England, surrounded by onlookers, after successfully crossing the English Channel on July 25, 1909; pilot Louis Blériot (in flying helmet) is seen at left. Subtitled BLERIOT BEING INTERVIEWED AFTER HAVING LANDED AT DOVER.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics--records
  • Airplanes

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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